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Read and Write Software

Read&Write is an easy-to-use add-on software for PCs and Macs that supports reading, writing, studying, and research. The software is free to all University of Saskatchewan employees and students to download to their personal device. The software makes the web, documents, and files more accessible - any time, any place on any platform or device. It's great for people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties or anyone whose first language isn't English.

With Read&Write you can:

  • Hear text read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with a choice of natural voices.
  • Understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries.
  • Highlight and copy text from documents and web pages to create study guides, outlines or complete assignments.
  • Supports writing skills with word prediction.
  • Turn text from documents and web pages into MP3 sound files for listening on the move.
  • Check writing mistakes with proofreading tools.

How to Install Read&Write on Windows Computers

How to Install the software on Windows 7 and higher

  • Download the installer:

            Read Write Gold Installer for Windows Computers 

  • Once downloaded, double click the Read_Write_Gold_Installer.exe file to start the install

  • Let the install finish, then open Read&Write 11

  • You will be prompted to activate the application:


  • Click the Activate button; an Activation Code is not needed

  • You will see a message that the application is activated then the application will open

How to Install Read&Write on Mac OSX

How to Install the software on Mac OSX 10.10 and higher

  • Download the installer:

            Read Write Gold Installer for Mac OSX 

  • Once downloaded, double click the ReadWriteGold.dmg file

open dmg

  • Drag the Read&Write icon into the Applications folder

drag to applications

  • Click the Authenticate button and enter your Mac's administrative account username and password:

admin info


  • Open Read&Write Gold from your Applications folder

open rwg

  • when prompt Are you sure you want to open it? click Open:


  • Select I accept the license agreement and click OK:


  • Click Activate


  • Click Security & Privacy button within the dialogue box that opens:

click security

  • Click the lock in bottom left corner to unlock:


  • When prompted, enter the admin username and password of your Mac:

admin info

  • Check the box for Read&Write Gold then close the Security & Privacy window:

check rwg

  • click the Continue button within the below window:


  • If prompted to download High Quality Voices, click Dont Ask:

dont ask

  • If prompted to install a Safari extension, click Install Now:

safari plugin install

  • click Trust:

trust plugin

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